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closed 10/13/2015 via New York Times

Conde Nast Publications Inc., acquired Pitchfork Media

synopsis: Condé Nast, the publisher that owns magazines like Vogue and Vanity Fair, said that it had acquired Pitchfork Media, the company behind the independent music website and quarterly magazine. Pitchfork has been one of music’s independent voices, known for unearthing up-and-coming artists, and for its in-depth reviews.
buyer parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
buyer: Conde Nast Publications Inc.
Condé Nast is a global media company producing the highest quality magazines, websites and digital content. Reaching more than 263 million consumers in 30 markets, the company’s portfolio includes many of the world’s most respected and influential media properties including Vogue and The New Yorker."
target: Pitchfork Media
Pitchfork is the first source for music fans seeking the best in independent and emerging music across all genres. Pitchfork is widely acclaimed for its in-depth music writing and criticism, innovative design, original music video content, live events and the annual Pitchfork Music Festivals.
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closed 3/24/2021 via Company Press Release

Warner Music Group, acquired Zhara Music

synopsis: Warner Music Group announced the acquisition of leading indie label Zhara Music, and the launch of the Russian division of its legendary Atlantic Records label. Zhara Music was co-founded by artists and businessmen EMIN and Bahh Tee.
buyer: Warner Music Group
Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry, including Asylum, Big Beat, Canvasback, Erato, FFRR, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Sire, Warner Bros., among others, as well as Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers. "
target: Zhara Music
Zhara Music, a Russian indie label, has become a hugely significant player in the fast-growing Russian music industry. They also host the ZHARA Festival, a music festival which takes place in Azerbaijan, near the coast of Caspian Sea every year.
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closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Feldman Agency, acquired The Feldman Agency

synopsis: Sam Feldman, founder of Canada’s the Feldman Agency (TFA), has sold the business to the agency’s president, Jeff Craib, and vice-president, Tom Kemp. The agency books acts including Diana Krall, Barenaked Ladies, Sum 41, Carly Rae Jepsen and Alessia Cara from its offices in Vancouver and Toronto.
buyer: The Feldman Agency
The Feldman Agency is one of North America's premiere entertainment talent agencies and management groups. They have a wealth of experience in artist representation, talent, booking, event services and corporate consulting. They are based in Toronto and Vancouver. "
target: The Feldman Agency
The Feldman Agency is one of North America's premiere entertainment talent agencies and management groups. They have a wealth of experience in artist representation, talent, booking, event services and corporate consulting. They are based in Toronto and Vancouver.
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closed 9/27/2018 via BusinessWire

AEG Presents, acquired PromoWest Productions

synopsis: AEG Presents, a global leader in concert promotion and venue management, announced that it has acquired PromoWest Productions, one of the country’s most prominent and respected independent live music promoters and the premier concert promotion company in Central Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.
buyer parent: The Anschutz Company
buyer: AEG Presents
AEG Presents is one of the largest live music companies in the world. The company is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music events and world-renowned festivals. "
target: PromoWest Productions
PromoWest Productions is the largest full-service, independently owned and operated entertainment company in the Midwest and was named in the top 10 largest rock promoters in the United States.
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closed 3/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Vivo Concerti, acquired Vivo Concerti

synopsis: Warner Music Group has sold Italian live promotion company Vivo Concerti. The firm has been acquired by its MD, Clemente Zard. Warner Music Italy acquired Vivo in 2011, setting it up as an internal division. Vivo Concerti has produced tours for artists such as Arctic Monkeys, Florence and the Machine, Franz Ferdinand, Radiohead and Subsonica.
buyer: Vivo Concerti
Vivo Concerti is an Italian live promotion company based in Milano. Vivo Concerti has produced tours for artists such as Arctic Monkeys, Florence and the Machine, Franz Ferdinand, Radiohead, Sigur Rós and Subsonica. "
target parent: Access Industries
target: Vivo Concerti
Vivo Concerti is an Italian live promotion company based in Milano. Vivo Concerti has produced tours for artists such as Arctic Monkeys, Florence and the Machine, Franz Ferdinand, Radiohead, Sigur Rós and Subsonica.
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closed 10/5/2016 via BNC Analysis

This is Global Limited, purchased Four Festivals from Impresario Festivals plc

synopsis: Impresario Festivals, one of the UK's leading independent music festival promoters, has sold four of its successful festivals to This is Global Limited, home to some of the UK's biggest and best-loved radio stations. The acquisition includes Rewind, Boardmasters, Field Day and South West Four.
buyer: This is Global Limited
Global (This is Global) is home to some of the UK's biggest and best-loved radio stations. They also manage some of the best musical talent around, publish some of the biggest tracks in the charts, and run two of the freshest music TV channels there are. "
seller: Impresario Festivals plc
The acquisition includes Rewind, Boardmasters, Field Day and South West Four music festivals from Impresario Festivals. Impresario Festivals is one of the UK's leading independent music festival promoters.
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closed 5/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, acquired Blaze Publishing Ltd

synopsis: Future PLC, an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher, has purchased publisher and event organizer Blaze Publishing Ltd, the largest independently-owned publishing company in the shooting sector, and in the last few years has expanded into music magazines, live events and video.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$478.54)
Future is an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher. They reach more than 51 million international consumers a month and create world-class content and advertising solutions online, on tablet & smartphone and in print. "
target: Blaze Publishing Ltd
Blaze has grown to become the largest independently-owned publishing company in the shooting sector, and in the last few years has expanded into music magazines, live events and video.
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closed 4/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

Broadwick Live Limited, acquired Glass Butter Beach Ltd.

synopsis: Broadwick Live, who organise the annual Festival No.6 at Portmeirion near Porthmadog, acquired 65% of wakeboarding and music festival Glass Butter Beach. Festival No.6 organisers will take control of line-up, ticketing, site design and logistics of the summer Glass Butter Beach event at Abersoch.
buyer: Broadwick Live Limited
Broadwick Live is an international team of creative people with a central HQ in London, best known as the people behind internationally acclaimed and award winning festivals and events including Snowbombing, Festival Number 6, Bacardi Triangle and Lollibop. "
target: Glass Butter Beach Ltd.
Glass Butter Beach is a beach based music and action sports festival with a huge emphasis on wake, surf and eclectic music, great friends, good times & addictive beach lifestyle.
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closed 4/11/2016 via New York Times

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Founders Entertainment

synopsis: Live Nation, the world's leading live entertainment company, acquired Founders Entertainment, a full service concert and festival promotion and production company specializing in buying, creating, producing, and promoting events.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. They are based in Beverly Hills, California and primarily focused on concert promotions. "
target: Founders Entertainment
Founders Entertainment is a full service concert and festival promotion and production company specializing in buying, creating, producing, and promoting events. They are based in New York.
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closed 2/22/2016 via PR Newswire

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Big Concerts

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., the world's leading live entertainment company, announced that it has acquired a controlling interest in Big Concerts, the leading concert promoter in South Africa. Big Concerts has produced more than 1,800 shows with over 400 international artists.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. They are based in Beverly Hills, California and primarily focused on concert promotions. "
target: Big Concerts
Big Concerts has produced more than 1,800 shows with over 400 international artists. Big Concerts conducts business in the promotion of live entertainment events, merchandising, sponsorships, corporate- and private events, concessions, hospitality, and venue management.
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closed 10/15/2014 via BNC Analysis

Transmission Events, acquired Tactics Productions

synopsis: Transmission Events of Austin has bought Dallas-based Tactics Productions in a deal that further extends Transmission’s concert booking footprint into North Texas following more than a year of collaborating with the Dallas company. Tactics Productions is full service production company.
buyer: Transmission Events
Transmission Events specializes in discovery - and sourcing the best independent artists, DJs, and comedians in the business. The TE team applies it's years of experience to help make Good Times happen for all involved. "
target: Tactics Productions
Tactics Productions is full service production company in Dallas, TX with deep roots in the local music and arts scene through the company’s president and primary talent buyer, Kris Youmans’ own history in the local arts.
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closed 10/25/2013 via PR Newswire

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Voodoo Music & Arts Experience

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, the world's leading entertainment company, has acquired Voodoo Music & Arts Experience, New Orleans' critically-acclaimed music festival. The annual music and art celebration has hosted a wide range of artists from Metallica and Red Hot Chili Peppers to Neil Young and Skrillex.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment and ecommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. "
target parent: Rehage Entertainment, Inc
target: Voodoo Music & Arts Experience
Voodoo Music & Arts Experience is New Orleans' critically-acclaimed music festival. The annual music and art celebration has hosted a wide range of artists from Metallica and Red Hot Chili Peppers to Neil Young and Skrillex.
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closed 3/12/2010 via Capital IQ

HMV Media Group, acquired MAMA Group plc

synopsis: Music, books and games retailer HMV has Acquired live music partner MAMA, trumping an offer from its biggest shareholder investment group SMS Finance.
buyer: HMV Media Group
HMV Group combines two powerful retail brands which are leaders in their respective fields, and where people who work in the businesses are passionate about what they do. They operate from approximately 723 stores in 7 different countries. "
target: MAMA Group plc
MAMA Group Plc is a public company focussed on music and media businesses. The Group is comprised of three divisions: Live Music; Artist Services; and Consumer, which includes The Fly, one of the UK's widest distributed music magazines.
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closed 5/4/2009 via Company Press Release

Relix Media Group, LLC, purchased Relix magazine and Jambands.com from Zenbu Media

synopsis: Relix Media Group, LLC announced that it has acquired Relix magazine, Relix.com, and Jambands.com from previous owner Zenbu Media. Relix Media Group is a newly formed team of private investors led by music and film entrepreneur Peter Shapiro and former Zenbu Media employees.
buyer: Relix Media Group, LLC
Relix Media Group is a newly formed team of private investors led by music and film entrepreneur Peter Shapiro and former Zenbu Media employees. "
seller: Zenbu Media
Zenbu Media is a vertically-integrated media company with four core divisions; Print, Digital, Events and Records. Relix Magazine is an award winning music magazine founded in 1974 focused on improvisational live music and recently accepted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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closed 7/7/2008 via PR Newswire

Live Nation, acquired Main Square Festival

synopsis: Live Nation the world's largest live music company, announced the acquisition of a controlling interest in the Main Square Festival held in Arras, France. The addition of the new multi-day event brings Live Nation's portfolio of festivals around the world to 30 in total.
buyer: Live Nation (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation's mission is to maximize the live concert experience. Our core business is producing, marketing and selling live concerts for artists via our global concert pipe. Live Nation is the largest producer of live concerts in the world, annually producing over 16,000 concerts. "
target: Main Square Festival
The Main Square Festival takes place each year in the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage town square of Arras, in Northern France. The festival was launched by France Leduc in 2006, with Depeche Mode and Muse headlining the first edition and drawing almost 25,000 people each day.
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closed 6/7/2007 via Company Press Release

Schroder Investment Management Ltd, purchased a minority stake in MAMA Group plc

synopsis: MAMA Group plc received notification from Schroders plc that on 7 June 2007 they acquired an indirect interest in 50,000,000 ordinary shares of 5p each, resulting in Schroders having a total indirect interest of 80,804,126 shares, representing 12.44% of the total voting rights of the Company.
buyer: Schroder Investment Management Ltd
Schroders is a global asset management company with £132.3 billion (E194.9 billion / $259.5 billion) under management as at 31 March 2007. Our clients include corporations, insurance companies, local and public authorities, charities, pension funds, high net worth individuals and retail investors. "
target: MAMA Group plc
MAMA Group Plc is a public company focussed on music and media businesses. The Group is comprised of three divisions: Live Music; Artist Services; and Consumer, which includes The Fly, one of the UK's widest distributed music magazines.
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announced 12/21/2018 via Company Press Release

Crea Holdings, will acquire Tlarock Entertainment Inc.

synopsis: Crea Holdings, a company that engages in the construction business, will be acquiring Tlarock Entertainment, a company that engages in event planning and management. They offer management of athletes, event planning and management in sports, event planning and operation in music, and sponsorships.
buyer: Crea Holdings (TSE:1757:$24.41)
Based in Japan, Crea Holdings engages in the construction business. Through the urban development, housing construction, sales, remodeling, real estate, eating and drinking, advertising, cosmetic, and automobile related business, they want to achieve compatibility in housing and living environments."
target: Tlarock Entertainment Inc.
Based in Japan, Tlarock Entertainment engages in event planning and management. They offer management of athletes, event planning and management in sports, event planning and operation in music, and sponsorships.
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closed 5/9/2018 via Company Press Release

SKIYAKI Inc., acquired MSE Planning

synopsis: SKIYAKI, Inc., a pioneer in FanTech for planning and managing the fan clubs of artists, has acquired Japan-based MSE Planning, an event production and planning company. MSE Planning has a track record in handling prominent artists representing the Japanese music scenes since its foundation. It organizes about 250 concerts and events per year.
buyer: SKIYAKI Inc. (TSE:3995:$26.51)
SKIYAKI Inc. offers internet entertainment content services. They are a pioneer in FanTech for planning and managing the fan clubs of artists. Their SKIYAKI EXTRA platform allows companies to easily create and deploy an official fan website that allows fans to book tickets for events. "
target: MSE Planning
Based in Japan, MSE Planning is an event production and planning company. MSE Planning has a track record in handling numerous prominent artists representing the Japanese music scene. It organizes about 250 concerts and events per year.
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closed 12/4/2016 via PR Newswire

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Secret Sounds

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. announced that it has acquired 51% in Secret Sounds Group, the Australian company led by Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco, which owns and produces two of Australia's leading festivals: Splendour in the Grass (located in Byron Bay New South Wales) and Falls Music & Arts Festival.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. is a live entertainment company. The Company's businesses consist of the promotion of live events, including ticketing, sponsorship and advertising, and artist management. "
target: Secret Sounds
Secret Sounds is a multi-faceted music platform comprising of Splendour In The Grass & Falls Festivals, Dew Process/Create Control Record Labels and Publishing, Secret Sounds Touring, Village Sounds Agency, Secret Sounds Connect, Secret Service Artist Management & Secret Service Public Relations.
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closed 1/23/2013 via BNC Analysis

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired HUKA Entertainment

synopsis: SFX Entertainment has acquired Huka Entertainment. Founded in 2004, New Orleans-based Huka Entertainment is an industry leader in custom event planning and execution.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment Inc. is a leading electronic dance music platform. Established in 2012 by Robert F.X. Sillerman, SFX operates live events, festivals and nightclubs in North America. "
target: HUKA Entertainment
Huka Productions LLC engages in the planning and execution of custom events in the Gulf Coast. The company produces music travel events; and provides event management services.
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closed 10/13/2015 via New York Times

Conde Nast Publications Inc., acquired Pitchfork Media

synopsis: Condé Nast, the publisher that owns magazines like Vogue and Vanity Fair, said that it had acquired Pitchfork Media, the company behind the independent music website and quarterly magazine. Pitchfork has been one of music’s independent voices, known for unearthing up-and-coming artists, and for its in-depth reviews.
buyer parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
buyer: Conde Nast Publications Inc.
Condé Nast is a global media company producing the highest quality magazines, websites and digital content. Reaching more than 263 million consumers in 30 markets, the company’s portfolio includes many of the world’s most respected and influential media properties including Vogue and The New Yorker."
target: Pitchfork Media
Pitchfork is the first source for music fans seeking the best in independent and emerging music across all genres. Pitchfork is widely acclaimed for its in-depth music writing and criticism, innovative design, original music video content, live events and the annual Pitchfork Music Festivals.
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closed 5/16/2019 via New York Times

Dotdash, acquired Brides Magazine

synopsis: Condé Nast has sold Brides magazine to Dotdash, an American digital media company. Brides is an American bimonthly magazine. As with many similar bridal magazines, it is designed to be an in-depth resource for brides-to-be, with many photographs and articles on wedding dresses, cakes, ceremonies, receptions, and honeymoons.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Dotdash
Dotdash's vibrant brands help over 100 million users each month find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. Dotdash is among the largest publishers online, and its brands are the fastest-growing in their respective categories. "
target parent: Advance, Inc.
target: Brides Magazine
Brides is an American bimonthly magazine. As with many similar bridal magazines, it is designed to be an in-depth resource for brides-to-be, with many photographs and articles on wedding dresses, cakes, ceremonies, receptions, and honeymoons.
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closed 5/14/2019 via New York Times

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired The Golf Digest Companies

synopsis: Condé Nast has sold Golf Digest to Discovery Inc., an American mass media company based in New York City. Golf Digest is a monthly golf magazine in the United States. It is a generalist golf publication covering recreational golf and men's and women's competitive golf.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,780.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
target parent: Advance, Inc.
target: The Golf Digest Companies
Golf Digest is a monthly golf magazine in the United States. It is a generalist golf publication covering recreational golf and men's and women's competitive golf.
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announced 7/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Funke Mediengruppe GmbH, will acquire Myself Magazine

synopsis: Funke Mediengruppe, Germany's third largest newspaper and magazine publisher, is to acquire Myself Magazine from Condé Nast. Myself is targeted at smart, sophisticated, affluent women aged 25 plus who are interested in a wide variety of subjects including fashion, beauty, relationships, food, travel, home, design, health and careers.
buyer: Funke Mediengruppe GmbH
Funke Mediengruppe is Germany's third largest newspaper and magazine publisher with a total of over 500 publications in eight countries. They publish newspapers, women’s magazines, TV guides, advertising papers, books and more. "
target parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
target: Myself Magazine
Myself, launched in 2005, with the strapline "many lives, one magazine", is targeted at smart, sophisticated, affluent women aged 25 plus who are interested in a wide variety of subjects including fashion, beauty, relationships, food, travel, home, design, health and careers.
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closed 6/21/2017 via BNC Analysis

Farfetch, acquired Style.com

synopsis: Farfetch, a leading online luxury shopping platform, has acquired Style.com's trademark, intellectual property and customer database from Condé Nast. Style.com was a luxury online marketplace where customers could find the very best of established brands and the rising stars of fashion.
buyer: Farfetch (FTCH:$602.38)
Farfetch is the online platform to shop the world’s greatest selection of luxury. Their e-commerce platform partners with the world’s best luxury boutiques and brands, guaranteeing an unparalleled range of pieces to shop; from established luxury brands to the most interesting new designers. "
target parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
target: Style.com
Style.com is a new and immersive e-commerce experience from the world’s leading multimedia company, Condé Nast. Style.com is a luxury marketplace where customers will find the very best of established brands and the rising stars of fashion.
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closed 3/16/2017 via Company Press Release

Conde Nast Publications Inc., acquired Pop2Life and Ribyt

synopsis: Condé Nast announced two acquisitions: the purchase of an industry-leading experiential marketing agency Pop2Life, along with the event hospitality and ticketing platform Ribyt.
buyer parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
buyer: Conde Nast Publications Inc.
Condé Nast is a premier media company renowned for producing the highest quality content for the world's most influential audiences. Attracting 123 million consumers across its industry-leading print, digital and video brands. "
target: Pop2Life and Ribyt
Pop2Life is an industry-leading experiential marketing agency. Ribyt is an event hospitality and ticketing platform. Ribyt, an enterprise-grade event technology platform, provides users with cloud-based tools to manage high-touch events.
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announced 2/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Conde Nast Publications Inc., will acquire CitizenNet

synopsis: Condé Nast, a premier media company, said it will acquire CitizenNet, a social data and marketing platform. CitizenNet is a Facebook Marketing Partner leveraging numerous patents in natural language processing and semantic analysis to improve Social Media Advertising performance through Audience Prediction and Media Optimization.
buyer parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
buyer: Conde Nast Publications Inc.
Condé Nast is a premier media company renowned for producing the highest quality content for the world's most influential audiences. Attracting 123 million consumers across its industry-leading print, digital and video brands. "
target: CitizenNet
CitizenNet is a Facebook Marketing Partner leveraging numerous patents in natural language processing and semantic analysis to improve Social Media Advertising performance through Audience Prediction and Media Optimization.
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Conde Nast Publications Inc., acquired BackChannel

synopsis: Condé Nast announced the acquisition of Backchannel, the premier tech business brand from social publishing platform Medium. Backchannel will be the third brand, alongside WIRED and Ars Technica, in the newly formed Wired Media Group.
buyer parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
buyer: Conde Nast Publications Inc.
Condé Nast is a premier media company renowned for producing the highest quality content for the world's most influential audiences. Attracting 123 million consumers across its industry-leading print, digital and video brands. "
target parent: Medium
target: BackChannel
Backchannel is a premier tech business brand from a social publishing platform Medium. Backchannel dives deep into the culture and stories of the tech industry through in-depth and unique reporting, which provides a distinctive and authoritative point of view.
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Conde Nast Publications Inc., acquired Poetica

synopsis: Condé Nast has expanded with an acquisition of leading editorial tech company, Poetica. The company has developed proprietary technology for collaborating on content in real time, which can be integrated with any content management system and brings Google Docs-style editing to any web-based content.
buyer parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
buyer: Conde Nast Publications Inc.
Condé Nast is a premier media company renowned for producing the highest quality content for the world's most influential audiences. Attracting 123 million consumers across its industry-leading print, digital and video brands. "
target: Poetica
Poetica is an intuitive text editor that makes it easy to work with others on copy and content. They have pioneered a new approach to version control, using their own Operational Transform extensions rather than industry-standard diffs.
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closed 10/13/2015 via New York Times

Conde Nast Publications Inc., acquired Pitchfork Media

synopsis: Condé Nast, the publisher that owns magazines like Vogue and Vanity Fair, said that it had acquired Pitchfork Media, the company behind the independent music website and quarterly magazine. Pitchfork has been one of music’s independent voices, known for unearthing up-and-coming artists, and for its in-depth reviews.
buyer parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
buyer: Conde Nast Publications Inc.
Condé Nast is a global media company producing the highest quality magazines, websites and digital content. Reaching more than 263 million consumers in 30 markets, the company’s portfolio includes many of the world’s most respected and influential media properties including Vogue and The New Yorker."
target: Pitchfork Media
Pitchfork is the first source for music fans seeking the best in independent and emerging music across all genres. Pitchfork is widely acclaimed for its in-depth music writing and criticism, innovative design, original music video content, live events and the annual Pitchfork Music Festivals.
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closed 8/19/2014 via New York Times

Penske Media Corporation, acquired Fairchild Fashion Media

synopsis: Penske Media Corporation has acquired the U.S.-based trade publishing assets of Conde Nast’s Fairchild Fashion Media unit, the parent company of business-to-business brands Women’s Wear Daily, Footwear News, Beauty Inc, M and the Fairchild Summits.
buyer: Penske Media Corporation
Penske Media is a leading digital media company. Penske Media owns a unique and growing portfolio of lifestyle brands that provide the web's best original content in categories including entertainment, sports, breaking news, media, finance, tech, health, shopping, fashion, beauty, and automotive. "
target parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
target: Fairchild Fashion Media
Fairchild Fashion Media (FFM) is the leading source of fashion news and analysis for industry leaders and the global fashion community. FFM properties include WWD (Women's Wear Daily), Style.com, FN (Footwear News), NowManifest, Beauty Inc, M and Fairchild Summits.
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closed 7/18/2013 via BNC Analysis

Conde Nast Publications Inc., acquired La Cucina Italiana Srl

synopsis: Condé Nast Italy buys majority stake of La Cucina Italiana Srl. La Cucina Italiana Srl publishes and markets a monthly cookery magazine in Italy.
buyer parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
buyer: Conde Nast Publications Inc.
Condé Nast Publications, home to many of the world's celebrated magazines and websites, is committed to journalistic integrity, influential reporting and superior design. Each of our magazines features renowned editors, writers and photographers. "
target: La Cucina Italiana Srl
La Cucina Italiana Srl publishes and markets a monthly cookery magazine in Italy.
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closed 4/12/2012 via BNC Analysis

Conde Nast Publications Inc., acquired ZipList, Inc.

synopsis: Media giant Condé Nast announced that it has acquired online recipe box and shopping list tool ZipList for an undisclosed amount. ZipList is a free, easy-to-use online and mobile shopping list and recipe search service that enables shoppers to create and share grocery lists and recipe boxes with family members.
buyer parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
buyer: Conde Nast Publications Inc.
Condé Nast Publications, home to many of the world's celebrated magazines and websites, is committed to journalistic integrity, influential reporting and superior design. Each of our magazines features renowned editors, writers and photographers. "
target: ZipList, Inc.
ZipList is a free, easy-to-use online and mobile shopping list and recipe search service that enables shoppers to create and share grocery lists and recipe boxes with family members. Users can arrange their lists by aisle or store, and can save recipes to a central recipe box.
price ($mm)
$14
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closed 11/14/2006 via BusinessWire

Macfadden Communications Group, LLC, acquired Home Furnishings News

synopsis: Macfadden Communications Group has announced the acquisition of Home Furnishings News, an 80-year-old weekly publication covering the furniture, housewares, tabletop, floor covering, textiles, and major appliances categories, from Fairchild Publications, a unit of Condé Nast. No purchase price was disclosed. The sale is effective immediately.
buyer: Macfadden Communications Group, LLC
The Macfadden Communications Group, LLC is a multi-platform, print media, internet online business community and expostion company that serves various markets with magazines, web sites and trade shows. All Macfadden properties are leaders in their fields. "
target parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
target: Home Furnishings News
Home Furnishings News is a weekly newspaper featuring in-depth news and analysis of products and retail trends in the home furnishings industry. HFN speaks to experts and insiders across the country to get their insights on the changing dynamics of the industry.
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closed 11/6/2006 via Company Press Release

North American Publishing Co., purchased InFurniture magazine from Fairchild Publications, Inc.

synopsis: Home Furnishings Business magazine, published by North American Publishing Co., has acquired InFurniture magazine from Fairchild Publications, Inc. The sale is effective immediately, and InFurniture is being merged into Home Furnishings Business effective with its remaining 2006 issues. Details of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: North American Publishing Co.
North American Publishing Company successfully operates magazines, trade shows, directories and online services for the various markets it serves. Currently, the Company operates 14 magazines, 12 e-mail newsletters, 3 online/information services and 2 trade shows. "
seller parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
seller: Fairchild Publications, Inc.
With Women's Wear Daily as its flagship franchise, Fairchild properties serve as the products of record for the world's business and opinion leaders.
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closed 7/20/2006 via PR Newswire

Conde Nast Publications Inc., acquired NutritionData.com

synopsis: Conde Nast has acquired NutritionData.com, a leading health and nutrition Web site that provides high-quality tools and information to consumers eager to embrace a healthier lifestyle.
buyer parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
buyer: Conde Nast Publications Inc.
Condé Nast Publications, home to many of the world's celebrated magazines and websites, is committed to journalistic integrity, influential reporting and superior design. Each of our magazines features renowned editors, writers and photographers. "
target: NutritionData.com
Since its launch in 2003, Nutrition Data has grown into one of the most authoritative and useful sources of nutritional analysis on the Web. In July 2006, Nutrition Data was acquired by CondéNet, a digital publisher under the Condé Nast Publications umbrella dedicated to editorial excellence.
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closed 7/12/2006 via PR Newswire

Conde Nast Publications Inc., purchased Wired News from Lycos, Inc.

synopsis: LYCOS, Inc., a leading entertainment destination for creators and consumers of quality content, today announced the sale of its award-winning Wired News property for $25.0 million to Conde Nast Publications, owner of WIRED Magazine.
buyer parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
buyer: Conde Nast Publications Inc.
Condé Nast Publications, home to many of the world's celebrated magazines and websites, is committed to journalistic integrity, influential reporting and superior design. Each of our magazines features renowned editors, writers and photographers. "
seller parent: Daum Communications
seller: Lycos, Inc. (:$325.42)
Lycos, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Daum Communications, Corp., the leading Internet company in Korea and a leader throughout the Asian markets. Lycos, Inc. has in its portfolio a broad range of highly rated, popular specialty sites including Lycos.com, Angelfire.com.
price ($mm)
$25
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closed 6/6/2003 via BusinessWire

American Media Inc., purchased license to Men's Fitness En Espanol from Ideas Publishing Group

synopsis: American Media, Inc. announced today that the company has re-acquired the license to Men's Fitness En Espanol, the Spanish language version of its best selling men's magazine, Men's Fitness, from Ideas Publishing Group (IPG).
buyer parent: Evercore Partners Inc.
buyer: American Media Inc.
American Media, Inc. (AMI) is the leading publishing company in the celebrity journalism and health & fitness categories. In the past 7 years, AMI has grown to become the 4th largest consumer magazine publisher in the country, and #2 in retail magazine sales. "
seller parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
seller: Ideas Publishing Group
A subsidiary of magazine publisher Condé Nast, Ideas Publishing Group publishes Spanish-language magazines for readers in the US, as well as in Latin America. Its titles include Vogue en Español, Prevention en Español, Teen en Español, and Newsweek en Español.
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closed 11/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Greencastle Capital, acquired Lovin Media Group

synopsis: Greencastle Capital has completed its acquisition of Lovin Media Group. Lovin Media was founded by Niall Harbison in 2011. The online publishing company majored on entertainment and culture content relating to Ireland and Dublin in particular.
buyer: Greencastle Capital
Greencastle Capital builds on the long sector experience of its principals to bring a creative approach to the structuring and sourcing of capital. In addition to deploying its own investment capital as principal, Greencastle Capital has established relationships with other funders. "
target: Lovin Media Group
Lovin Media was founded by Niall Harbison in 2011. The online publishing company majored on entertainment and culture content relating to Ireland and Dublin in particular.
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closed 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Clint Reilly, acquired Gentry Magazine

synopsis: Clint Reilly Communications announced the acquisition of Gentry Magazine, a cornerstone piece of the San Francisco Peninsula media landscape for 26 years. Gentry is the leading luxury lifestyle magazine serving the San Francisco Peninsula, and Silicon Valley.
buyer: Clint Reilly
Headquartered in the historic Merchants Exchange Building in the San Francisco Financial District, Clinton Reilly is a diversified family of organizations including commercial real estate, hospitality, event production, food and wine, media and nonprofit educational endeavors. "
target parent: The Golden State Company
target: Gentry Magazine
Gentry is the leading luxury lifestyle magazine serving the San Francisco Peninsula, and Silicon Valley. The Gentry family of magazines is the leading lifestyle media company for the San Francisco, Peninsula, and Silicon Valley.
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announced 8/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

RCapital Partners LLP, will acquire Archant Ltd.

synopsis: Rcapital, a specialist private investment business in the UK, will acquire a 90% stake in Archant, the UK’s fourth biggest local newspaper and magazine publisher. Archant publishes over 50 news brands and 80 regional and local lifestyle magazines. Their portfolio of brands include the Eastern Daily Press, Diss Mercury, Living Edge, and more.
buyer: RCapital Partners LLP
Rcapital is a specialist private investment business in the UK. Rcapital provides private investment, commercial expertise and hands-on support to transform and grow businesses. Working together with management teams, they focus on driving performance and delivering results. "
target: Archant Ltd.
Archant is the UK’s fourth biggest local newspaper and magazine publisher. Archant publishes over 50 news brands and 80 regional and local lifestyle magazines. Their portfolio of brands include the Eastern Daily Press, Diss Mercury, Ham & High, Living Edge, London Resident, and more.
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closed 7/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Verena Friederike Hasel & Konstantin Richter, acquired North & South Magazine

synopsis: North & South has confirmed its independent sale to Verena Friederike Hasel and Konstantin Richter. North & South has been keeping Kiwis informed and enlightened since 1986. Their team produces New Zealand’s best-read monthly current affairs and lifestyle magazine.
buyer: Verena Friederike Hasel & Konstantin Richter
Verena Friederike Hasel and Konstantin Richter are both experienced journalists who have written extensively for numerous local and international publications. Verena Friederike Hasel is a writer from Berlin currently living in New Zealand. Richter is also the author of three books. "
target parent: Mercury Capital Pty Ltd
target: North & South Magazine
North & South has been keeping Kiwis informed and enlightened since 1986. Their team produces New Zealand’s best-read monthly current affairs and lifestyle magazine.
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closed 4/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Prestige Media Group S.A., acquired Rundschau Medien

synopsis: Prestige Media Group SA acquires Rundschau Medien AG, bringing together the strengths of a family-run company in Switzerland and the potential of a global company in Paris creates new synergies. Rundschau Medien AG, based in Muttenz, has been producing very high quality lifestyle and recognized trade specialist magazines in the print sector.
buyer: Prestige Media Group S.A.
Prestige Media Group SA is a global media investment holding. Our flagship company is Rundschau Medien AG in Switzerland which is a digital and print media company that has been producing high-quality lifestyle and recognized specialist magazines for 14 years. "
target: Rundschau Medien
Rundschau Medien AG, based in Muttenz, has been producing very high quality lifestyle and recognized trade specialist magazines in the print sector for over 15 years. They attach great importance to editing, content, graphics, haptics and material of the magazines (high gloss).
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Palm Beach Media Group, acquired Gulfstream Media Group

synopsis: The Palm Beach Media Group, a leading magazine publisher, has acquired Gulfstream Media Group, a magazine publisher in South Florida. Gulfstream Media Group's flagship magazine, Gold Coast, is a regional lifestyle magazine that covers the Fort Lauderdale area. The group also publishes Florida Home & Garden, an interior design magazine.
buyer parent: Hour Media, LLC
buyer: Palm Beach Media Group
Palm Beach Media Group is a proven leader in publishing excellence. The company produces 11 magazines and three websites in the ultra-luxury market—its two flagship monthlies, Palm Beach Illustrated (founded in 1952) and Naples Illustrated (founded in 1998). "
target: Gulfstream Media Group
Gulfstream Media Group is a magazine publisher in South Florida. Gulfstream Media Group's flagship magazine, Gold Coast, is a regional lifestyle magazine that covers the Fort Lauderdale area. The group also publishes Florida Home & Garden, an interior design magazine.
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closed 4/22/2020 via Company Press Release

Future plc, acquired TI Media Limited

synopsis: Future plc, the global platform for specialist media, announced the completion of the acquisition of TI Media, which was announced on 30 October 2019. TI Media is a UK-based, print-led consumer magazine and digital publisher with deep industry heritage and a portfolio that incorporates 38 brands.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$478.54)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
target parent: Epiris LLP
target: TI Media Limited
TI Media is at the forefront of creating quality content and brands that entertain and fuel the passions of millions of consumers every day. As well as being compelling storytellers, they inspire people and are a trusted voice for their interests.
price ($mm)
$173
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closed 6/5/2019 via Company Press Release

Motor Presse Stuttgart, acquired Motor Presse Stuttgart

synopsis: Dr. Ing. Patricia Scholten and Peter-Paul Pietsch, the successors of the Pietsch family that founded Motor Presse Stuttgart, have acquired the 59.9% share of Motor Presse Stuttgart held by Hamburg publishing house, Gruner + Jahr. Motor Presse Stuttgart publishes over 120 magazines across the globe, exploring topics such as motoring and lifestyle.
buyer: Motor Presse Stuttgart
Dr. Ing. Patricia Scholten and Peter-Paul Pietsch are successors of the Motor Presse Stuttgart founding family Pietsch. Peter-Paul Pietsch and Patricia feel "a special responsibility" for Motor Presse Stuttgart. "
target parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
target: Motor Presse Stuttgart
Motor Presse Stuttgart publishes over 120 magazines across the globe, exploring topics such as motoring, lifestyle, and sport & leisure. In addition to the successful print media core of the business, the Motor Presse has invested in and developed many additional multimedia offerings.
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closed 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

DC Fray, acquired On Tap Magazine

synopsis: Social sports company DC Fray has acquired Alexandria-based On Tap Media, publisher of the monthly entertainment and lifestyle magazine. On Tap Magazine is the go-to source for all things fun, entertaining, and exciting in the DC metro area.
buyer: DC Fray
DC Fray is a DC-based social sports, events and media company. Social sport leagues, events, and coverage of the best things to do in the city is what DC Fray is all about. "
target: On Tap Magazine
On Tap Magazine is the go-to source for all things fun, entertaining, and exciting in the DC metro area. They cover what’s hot in the local scene from music and sports to beer, wine, cocktails, theatre, style, comedy, film – and much more.
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announced 2/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

ReWorld Media, will acquire Mondadori France

synopsis: Reworld Media will acquire Mondadori France, a publisher of magazines on leisure, sports, science, nature, and automobiles and also gears towards specific audiences. With this purchase, Reworld Media becomes the #1 French leader in magazine publishing.
buyer: ReWorld Media (ENXTPA:ALREW:$198.39)
REWORLD MEDIA is an international digital group with a network of 11 proprietary media brands powerful within their B2C segments and an international media network. They offer international advertisers a global offer combining "Media Branding" and "Media Performance" (performance campaigns). "
target parent: FinInvest SpA
target: Mondadori France
Mondadori France publishes magazines on leisure, sports, science, nature, and automobiles and also gears towards specific audiences. They offer health, television, and lifestyle magazines for men, women, and children,
price ($mm)
$79
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EV / EBITDA
announced 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Arkansas Business Publishing Group, will acquire Arkansas Business Publishing Group

synopsis: Mitch Bettis, president of Arkansas Business Publishing Group of Little Rock, is purchasing the company from a limited partnership led by Olivia Myers Farrell. The sale includes Arkansas Business newspaper, Little Rock Soirée magazine, Little Rock Family magazine and Flex360, a web development company and digital marketing agency.
buyer: Arkansas Business Publishing Group
Mitch Bettis joined Arkansas Business Publishing Group (ABPG) in 2013 as general manager and publisher of Arkansas Business. Before that, he was regional publisher for publicly traded GateHouse Media of Fairport, New York. "
target: Arkansas Business Publishing Group
Arkansas Business Publishing Group (ABPG) of Little Rock includes Arkansas Business newspaper, Little Rock Soirée magazine, Little Rock Family magazine and Flex360, a web development company and digital marketing agency, and other print and digital products in the ABPG family.
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announced 1/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Yedioth Aharonot Group, will acquire Yedioth Aharonot Group

synopsis: Arnon Mozes, the publisher of the Yedioth Ahronoth daily newspaper in Israel, will acquire Bank Hapoalim's 34% stake in Yedioth Ahronoth Group, increasing his stake to 58%. Bank Hapoalim is Israel’s largest bank. Yedioth Ahronoth Group is Israel's top multimedia group. The group publishes the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper and several magazines.
buyer: Yedioth Aharonot Group
Yedioth Ahronoth Group is Israel's top multimedia group. Yedioth Ahronoth is Israel's leading daily newspaper. The paper provides readers with a variety of different points of view, articles, op-ed, and investigate reporting. The group also publishes several lifestyle and entertainment magazines. "
target parent: Bank Hapoalim B.M.
target: Yedioth Aharonot Group
Yedioth Ahronoth Group is Israel's top multimedia group. Yedioth Ahronoth is Israel's leading daily newspaper. The paper provides readers with a variety of different points of view, articles, op-ed, and investigate reporting. The group also publishes several lifestyle and entertainment magazines.
price ($mm)
$80*
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 8/15/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bustle Digital Group, acquired Flavorpill Media Inc.

synopsis: Bustle Digital Group acquired Flavorpill Media Inc. to build out the company’s experiential programming. Flavorpill Media Inc. is an online publisher and experiential brand that launched in 2000.
buyer: Bustle Digital Group
Bustle Digital Group is the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women. Every month, nearly 80 million readers turn to Bustle Digital Group publications — Bustle, Romper, Elite Daily, and The Zoe Report — for impactful conversation around the interests and issues engaging women today. "
target: Flavorpill Media Inc.
Flavorpill Media Inc. is an online publisher and experiential brand that launched in 2000. Flavorpill offers email alerts to fans who can subscribe to learn more about upcoming events. They also operate Flavorwire, an online culture magazine.
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announced 7/31/2018 via Company Press Release

Exponent Private Equity, will acquire Dennis Publishing Limited

synopsis: Exponent announces that it has reached an agreement to acquire Dennis Publishing (“Dennis”), a multi-platform international media group which owns several award-winning brands including its flagship title, The Week.
buyer: Exponent Private Equity
Exponent is one of UK’s leading private equity firms, investing in companies headquartered in the UK & Ireland with enterprise values between £100-400m. They are situational specialists, applying their unique approach to investments across industries as they work to achieve transformational results."
target: Dennis Publishing Limited
Dennis Publishing (“Dennis”) is a multi-platform international media group which owns several award-winning brands including its flagship title, The Week. Its portfolio consists of over 30 brands across four main areas of focus: Current Affairs, Technology, Automotive and Special Interest.
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closed 6/6/2018 via BNC Analysis

Ghosn Capital, acquired VSD

synopsis: Ghosn Capital, the investment company led by Georges Ghosn, has acquired VSD, a French weekly news, celebrity and leisure magazine, published on Thursdays in France. Georges Ghosn is a Franco-Lebanese journalist and businessman who has previously acquired La Tribune, Le Nouvel Économiste and France-Soir.
buyer: Ghosn Capital
Ghosn Capital is the investment company led by Georges Ghosn. Georges Ghosn is a Franco-Lebanese journalist and businessman who has previously acquired La Tribune, Le Nouvel Économiste and France-Soir. "
target parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
target: VSD
VSD is a French weekly news, celebrity and leisure magazine, published on Thursdays in France. The name is formed from the first letters of the French names for Friday (Vendredi), Saturday (Samedi) and Sunday (Dimanche).
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closed 5/30/2018 via Company Press Release

Freeman Webb Company, purchased Nashville Scene, Nashville Post and nFocus from SouthComm Communications, Inc.

synopsis: The company owned by Nashville entrepreneur and former mayoral candidate Bill Freeman and his longtime business partner Jimmy Webb has acquired the Nashville Scene, the Nashville Post and Nfocus from holding company SouthComm. Nashville Scene, the Nashville Post and Nfocus are publications serving the Nashville, TN area.
buyer: Freeman Webb Company
Freeman Webb is the largest multi-family-focused real estate investment firm in Nashville, with over 11,000,000 square feet under management and over 500 employees. While specializing in multi-family investment, Freeman Webb also manages a large portfolio of Commercial and Retail properties. "
seller: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
Nashville Scene, the Nashville Post and Nfocus are publications serving the Nashville, TN area. Nashville Post is an intensely focused, local online news source. Founded in 1989, Nashville Scene is an alternative newsweekly. Nfocus is Nashville's premier social and lifestyle magazine.
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closed 3/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

Groupe Artémis, acquired Point De Vue

synopsis: Groupe Artemis, a holding company that manages a range of companies, has acquired SFR's magazine, Point de Vue. Point de Vue is dedicated to news mainly about royal families and their coronations, weddings, and births. They also have pages relating to history, heritage, fashion, jewelry, art and culture.
buyer: Groupe Artémis
Groupe Artémis was founded in 1992 by French entrepreneur François Pinault. Artémis is a holding company which manages a range of companies and holds shares in various sectors, in France and abroad. Artémis is focused on long-term growth and shareholder value creation. "
target parent: Altice N.V.
target: Point De Vue
Based in Paris, France, Point de Vue is a magazine dedicated to news mainly about royal families and their coronations, weddings, and births. They also have pages relating to history, heritage, fashion, jewelry, art and culture.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$20
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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announced 2/9/2018 via New York Times

Trinity Mirror plc, will acquire Northern & Shell Network Ltd.

synopsis: Trinity Mirror, the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, has agreed to acquire the print assets of the Northern & Shell Media Group, which owns four national newspaper titles and celebrity magazines OK!, new! and Star.
buyer: Trinity Mirror plc (LSE:TNI:$905.13)
Trinity Mirror is the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, comprising national and regional newsbrands across the country. "
target: Northern & Shell Network Ltd.
Northern & Shell Media Group has experienced almost four decades of expansion, becoming a significant force in British and worldwide media, with a portfolio of newspapers and magazines. The Northern & Shell Media Group owns four national newspaper titles and celebrity magazines OK!, new! and Star.
price ($mm)
$179
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closed 1/17/2018 via Company Press Release

North Forty News, acquired Scene Magazine LLC

synopsis: North Forty News has acquired Fort Collins based Scene Magazine. Since its founding 30 years ago, Scene Magazine has become the premiere entertainment & lifestyle publication in Northern Colorado. It is the #1 source for music, arts and entertainment news in the region.
buyer: North Forty News
Founded in 1993, the North Forty News is a monthly newspaper and daily hyperlocal website. The North Forty News Coverage area includes all towns and cities North of Longmont to the Wyoming state line, West to the continental divide, and East to Greeley. "
target: Scene Magazine LLC
Since its founding 30 years ago, Scene Magazine has become the premiere entertainment & lifestyle publication in Northern Colorado. It is the #1 source for music, arts and entertainment news in the region.
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announced 11/22/2017 via Company Press Release

IrishCentral LLC, will purchase Six Magazines from Harmonia Ltd.

synopsis: Irish Studio, a New York digital media company and owner of IrishCentral, is acquiring six of Ireland’s leading consumer magazine brands from Norah Casey’s Harmonia. Irish Studio will now be the new publisher of Irish Tatler, Irish Tatler Man, U Magazine, FOOD&WINE Magazine, Auto Ireland and Ireland of the Welcomes.
buyer: IrishCentral LLC
IrishCentral is the leading Irish digital media company in North America, providing political, current affairs, entertainment, and historical commentary to the Irish throughout the world. "
seller: Harmonia Ltd.
The six consumer magazine brands are Irish Tatler, Irish Tatler Man, U Magazine, FOOD&WINE Magazine, Auto Ireland and Ireland of the Welcomes.
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2015
rev ($mm)
$213.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$44.71
EBIT ($mm)
$35.66
Net Income ($mm)
$17.60
Employees
451
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Ticker: UCSO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
United Consortium Ltd.
United Consortium Ltd.
United Consortium, Ltd. d/b/a On The Mark Entertainment owns, licenses and markets its proprietary collection of many of the greatest pop and jazz tracks of all time digitally through leading online music stores, as well as brick and mortar retailers.
year
2008
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Ticker: TSE:2139
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chuco Co., Ltd.
Chuco Co., Ltd. is engaged in the magazine publishing business. It publishes business and lifestyle magazines. The company also organizes business seminars and events, such as lectures, concerts, symposiums and seminars, training, and implementation of various PR.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$66.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.04
EBIT ($mm)
$4.61
Net Income ($mm)
$3.07
Employees
286
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Ticker: HLSE:KSLAV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Keskisuomalainen Oyj
Keskisuomalainen Oyj
Keskisuomalainen Oyj is a Finnish media company. The Company publishes daily newspapers in central Finland and several other local papers, as well as a monthly paper for young readers.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$185.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$22.45
EBIT ($mm)
$13.25
Net Income ($mm)
$6.16
Employees
825
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Ticker: JASDAQ:2408
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KG Intelligence Co., Ltd.
KG Intelligence CO., LTD. is a Japan-based company mainly engaged in the information service business. The company is engaged in the publishing of information magazines for recruitment, housing, weddings and fishing. The company also distributes free papers with coupons to be redeemed.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$32.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.44
EBIT ($mm)
$1.67
Net Income ($mm)
$1.65
Employees
340
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Ticker: SEHK:8238
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited is a Hong Kong-based company engaged in outdoor advertising and print media. Winto Group's outdoor advertising business offers billboard, outdoor LED display, and vehicle advertising services. Their print media business includes automobile and lifestyle magazines.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2.12
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.66)
EBIT ($mm)
$4.77
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
16
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Ticker: OTCPK:MMPW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Multimedia Platforms Inc.
Multimedia Platforms Inc.
Multimedia Platforms Inc. (MMP), a Multimedia Technology and Publishing company that integrates print media with social media, that delivers information and advertising to niche markets. MMP delivers niche publications and online platforms that targets the Gay, Bisexual and Transgender population.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$0.76
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.32)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10
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Ticker: OTCPK:JZZI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JZZ Technologies, Inc.
JZZ Technologies, Inc.
JZZ TECHNOLOGIES is a company dedicated to providing growth in the technology, media and content industry. They are growing their audience and business by leveraging their reach to millions of viewers through their targeted audiences, exceptional content, products, services and benefits.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$0.18
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.00
EBIT ($mm)
($0.01)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.00
Employees
0
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Ticker: NEWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets, and on growing existing advertising and digital marketing businesses. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,048.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$131.58
EBIT ($mm)
$69.66
Net Income ($mm)
$22.70
Employees
10117
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Ticker: ENXTAM:TMG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V.
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V.
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V. (TMG) is one of the largest media companies in the Netherlands. Their publication brands include De Telegraaf, DFT, Telesport, Metro, Autovisie, Privé and VROUW. They also have radio and online video brands such as Sky Radio and Telegraaf VNDG.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$490.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.69
EBIT ($mm)
$7.23
Net Income ($mm)
$1.82
Employees
1484
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Ticker: OB:POL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Polaris Media ASA
Polaris Media ASA
Polaris Media ASA is a media group which owns thirty newspapers in Norway. Based in Trondheim, the group was established in 2008. Major newspapers owned by the group include Adresseavisen, Harstad Tidende, Troms Folkeblad, Sunnmørsposten and Romsdals Budstikke.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$191.11
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.84
EBIT ($mm)
$7.81
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: HLSE:ILK2S
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ilkka-Yhtymä
Ilkka-Yhtymä
Ilkka-Yhtymä Group is a Finland-based media group. Their main products and services include two regional newspapers, five local newspapers, two free sheets, marketing and communications, and printing. Ilkka-Yhtymä Group is comprised of Ilkka-Yhtymä Plc, I-Mediat, and I-print.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$40.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.93
EBIT ($mm)
$1.16
Net Income ($mm)
$53.57
Employees
283
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Ticker: JSE:TBG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tiso Blackstar Group
Tiso Blackstar Group
Tiso Blackstar Group is a operating market-leading media, broadcast and retail marketing properties. They have strong exposure to the rapidly growing digital, broadcast and mobile markets, with a leading position in South Africa and a broad footprint across Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$274.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.09
EBIT ($mm)
$19.32
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3773
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Ticker: ENXTLS:CFN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cofina SGPS SA
Cofina SGPS SA
Cofina SGPS SA is a leading Portuguese media group. Cofina holds a portfolio of 5 newspapers, 4 magazines and a TV cable channel. Cofina aims to have a significant presence in all media areas in Portugal and other natural markets.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$95.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.16
EBIT ($mm)
$14.93
Net Income ($mm)
$7.68
Employees
735
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Ticker: KLSE:UTUSA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kumpulan Utusan
Kumpulan Utusan
The Utusan Group is a media conglomerate in Malaysia. The group is engaged in publishing, printing, advertising, and online services. Their key newspapers include Utusan Malaysia, Mingguan Malaysia, Kosmo! and Kosmo! Ahad. The group also publishes the Mastika, Saji, Infiniti and Wanita magazines.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$47.46
EBITDA ($mm)
($38.66)
EBIT ($mm)
($42.95)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1630
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Ticker: LSE:MONY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moneysupermarket.com Ltd
Moneysupermarket.com Ltd
Moneysupermarket.com Group PLC provides online price comparison services in the UK. Through their Websites MoneySuperMarket.com, MoneySavingExpert.com, and TravelsuperMarket.com, they provide online services to compare various products in the financial, insurance, travel, and home services markets.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$463.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$161.90
EBIT ($mm)
$149.94
Net Income ($mm)
$109.86
Employees
631
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Ticker: TSE:6048
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DesignOne Japan, Inc.
DesignOne Japan, Inc.
DesignOne Japan is an internet media company in Japan. DesignOne Japan operates Ekiten, one of the largest local information word-of-mouth sites in Japan. Ekiten enables people to find information and reviews for all kinds of shops and services, including restaurants, hair salons, dentists and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$20.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.05
EBIT ($mm)
$3.92
Net Income ($mm)
$1.88
Employees
120
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